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SUSE Security Summary Report SUSE-SR:2006:001
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 15:59:55 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <43C7CDB7.mailLWS117JZX@xxxxxxx>

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______________________________________________________________________________

                        SUSE Security Summary Report

        Announcement ID:        SUSE-SR:2006:001
        Date:                   Fri, 13 Jan 2006 14:00:00 +0000
        Cross-References:       CVE-2005-3191, CVE-2005-3192, CVE-2005-3534
                                CVE-2005-3597, CVE-2005-3904, CVE-2005-3905
                                CVE-2005-3906

    Content of this advisory:
        1) Solved Security Vulnerabilities:
            - mailman crash during UTF-8 decoding
            - pdftohtml - xpdf problems
            - Mirror overload
            - Sun Java JRE security problems
            - nbd buffer overflow
            - clamav 0.88 UPX heap overflow
        2) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:
            - none listed.
        3) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

______________________________________________________________________________

1) Solved Security Vulnerabilities

   To avoid flooding mailing lists with SUSE Security Announcements for minor
   issues, SUSE Security releases weekly summary reports for the low profile
   vulnerability fixes. The SUSE Security Summary Reports do not list md5 sums
   or download URLs like the SUSE Security Announcements that are released for
   more severe vulnerabilities.

   Fixed packages for the following incidents are already available on our FTP
   server and via the YaST Online Update.

   - Mirror overload

     We are currently experiencing bottle necked mirrors. This will
     make some security updates appear hours if not days later after
     they are released.

     We are working on resolving these problems.

   - clamav 0.88 UPX heap overflow

     The virus scan engine clamav was upgraded to version 0.88 to fix (among other things) a security
     relevant heap overflow in the UPX decoder.
     
     This is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2006-0162.
     All SUSE Linux based products containing clamav are affected.

   - mailman crash during UTF-8 decoding

     The mailing list manager mailman could be crashed due to a bug
     while decoding UTF-8.

     This is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CAN-2005-3597.  All SUSE Linux
     based products containing mailman are affected.

     Additionally the dependency on python-xml that was introduced by
     the previous update has been removed again.

   - pdftohtml - xpdf problems

     pdftohtml was updated to fix integer overflows in the contained
     xpdf code that potentially allowed to execute arbitrary code via
     specially crafted PDF files.

     This is tracked by the Mitre IDs CVE-2005-3191 and CVE-2005-3192.

   - Sun Java JRE security problems

     Unspecified vulnerabilities within the Sun Java JRE allow attackers
     to execute arbitrary code outside the sandbox.

     The IDs CVE-2005-3904, CVE-2005-3905 and CVE-2005-3906 have been
     assigned to this issue.

     The Sun Java packages for the affected products have been upgraded to
     the current minor patch level. For 1.4.2 this is patch level 1_4_2_10,
     for 1.5.0 this is patch level 1_5_0_06.

   - nbd buffer overflow

     Buffer overflow in the Network Block Device (nbd) server allows
     remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large request,
     which is written past the end of the buffer because nbd does not
     account for memory taken by the reply header.

     This issue is tracked by the Mitre ID CVE-2005-3534.
     Only SUSE Linux 10.0 includes the nbd package.
______________________________________________________________________________

2) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds

   None listed today.
______________________________________________________________________________

3) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

  - Announcement authenticity verification:

    SUSE security announcements are published via mailing lists and on Web
    sites. The authenticity and integrity of a SUSE security announcement is
    guaranteed by a cryptographic signature in each announcement. All SUSE
    security announcements are published with a valid signature.

    To verify the signature of the announcement, save it as text into a file
    and run the command

      gpg --verify <file>

    replacing <file> with the name of the file containing the announcement.
    The output for a valid signature looks like:

      gpg: Signature made <DATE> using RSA key ID 3D25D3D9
      gpg: Good signature from "SuSE Security Team <security@xxxxxxx>"

    where <DATE> is replaced by the date the document was signed.

    If the security team's key is not contained in your key ring, you can
    import it from the first installation CD. To import the key, use the
    command

      gpg --import gpg-pubkey-3d25d3d9-36e12d04.asc

  - Package authenticity verification:

    SUSE update packages are available on many mirror FTP servers all over the
    world. While this service is considered valuable and important to the free
    and open source software community, the authenticity and integrity of a
    package needs to be verified to ensure that it has not been tampered with.

    The internal RPM package signatures provide an easy way to verify the
    authenticity of an RPM package. Use the command

      rpm -v --checksig <file.rpm>

    to verify the signature of the package, replacing <file.rpm> with the
    filename of the RPM package downloaded. The package is unmodified if it
    contains a valid signature from build@xxxxxxx with the key ID 9C800ACA.

    This key is automatically imported into the RPM database (on RPMv4-based
    distributions) and the gpg key ring of 'root' during installation. You can
    also find it on the first installation CD and included at the end of this
    announcement.

  - SUSE runs two security mailing lists to which any interested party may
    subscribe:

    suse-security@xxxxxxxx
        -   General Linux and SUSE security discussion.
            All SUSE security announcements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an e-mail to
                <suse-security-subscribe@xxxxxxxx>.

    suse-security-announce@xxxxxxxx
        -   SUSE's announce-only mailing list.
            Only SUSE's security announcements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an e-mail to
                <suse-security-announce-subscribe@xxxxxxxx>.

    For general information or the frequently asked questions (FAQ)
    send mail to <suse-security-info@xxxxxxxx> or
    <suse-security-faq@xxxxxxxx>.

    =====================================================================
    SUSE's security contact is <security@xxxxxxxx> or <security@xxxxxxx>.
    The <security@xxxxxxx> public key is listed below.
    =====================================================================
______________________________________________________________________________

    The information in this advisory may be distributed or reproduced,
    provided that the advisory is not modified in any way. In particular, the
    clear text signature should show proof of the authenticity of the text.

    SUSE Linux Products GmbH provides no warranties of any kind whatsoever
    with respect to the information contained in this security advisory.

Type Bits/KeyID    Date       User ID
pub  2048R/3D25D3D9 1999-03-06 SuSE Security Team <security@xxxxxxx>
pub  1024D/9C800ACA 2000-10-19 SuSE Package Signing Key <build@xxxxxxx>

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